Artificial Intelligence, and the systems it can help develop, are attracting justified attention for the milestones they represent in a long quest towards understanding how we, and the universe works. But one key aspect not to forget is how people can be in-the-loop of such systems as a way to elevate our abilities and improve ourselves. In this talk I will cover recent research in my group at Bristol University and in industry for such human-in-the-loop systems. Specifically, I will talk about the importance of having people participating with and being assisted by artificial systems in XR, Robotics and in other systems for communication and learning. This research converges on important questions about how systems can better help us and in turn how we can build such systems to this effect.
In-person food will be available at 11:45 PM, Zoom will open at 12:00 PM, the talk will start at 12:15 PM.
Walterio Mayol-Cuevas is full professor at the Computer Science Department University of Bristol in the UK and an Amazon Scholar at Amazon US. He received the B.Sc. degree from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Oxford. His research with students and collaborators proposed some of the earliest versions of applications of visual simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for robotics and augmented reality. And more recently, working on visual understanding for skill in video, new human-robot interaction metaphors and commercial products for tele-presence. He was General Co-Chair of BMVC 2013, General Chair of the IEEE ISMAR 2016 and upcoming 2024.